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Collective Connections
Campaign Progress

President’s Invitation

Dr. John W. Wells22nd President of Emory & Henry College

To Our Emory & Henry Family:

Our connections to our region and our nation run as deep as our roots as Southwest Virginia’s oldest private institution of higher learning. Our alumni, friends, and donors have always been integral to the growth and forward momentum of Emory & Henry. For decades, we have established a strong tradition of stewardship, community engagement, and philanthropy. In fact, our alumni have been recognized as among the most philanthropic in the entire nation. Emory & Henry itself was just recognized as a Top 20 regional college by U.S. News & World Report.

As we embark on the Collective Connections Campaign, we have a unique opportunity to deepen and broaden our regional impact and national reach by building upon the strong foundation established by the visionary presidents of this great institution. Through the Collective Connections campaign, we will

  • Elevate the Emory & Henry experience for all students
  • Enrich the on-campus experience in support of student success
  • Encourage community engagement
  • Enhance visibility of Emory & Henry as a recognized destination along I-81
  • And embrace the full potential of our high-caliber, high-performing athletics program and Intermont Equestrian Program as nationally recognized programs

Emory & Henry College is at an inflection point and we are experiencing exciting growth and change on our campus. We have a long history of going through periods of creative reinvention when we have embraced flexibility and nimbleness to ensure we remain relevant for our students and our community. Emory & Henry must be part of the solution for growth and prosperity in Southwest Virginia.

As we embark on this Collective Connections Campaign, we celebrate your connections to Emory & Henry College and this region. Your support for this campaign will elevate the Emory & Henry experience in service to our students and alumni, for our community, our region, and our nation. Please join us.

John W. Wells Signature

Dr. John W. Wells

22nd President of Emory & Henry College

How you can support the Collective Connections Campaign.

For information on supporting the Collective Connections Campaign, please email collectiveconnectionscampaign@emoryhenry.edu or call 276-944-6119.

Watch this page for progress both on the Collective Connections Campaign as well as this website.

Thank you!